Browsing: African Gaming industry

African gaming industry is the fastest growing globally.
  • Smartphones are now the primary gadget where most people are playing video games
  • 95 per cent of the playing population are mobile gamers
  • The global crypto gaming industry was valued at US$321 million in 2020.
  • The number of gamers in Sub-Saharan Africa rose from 77 million in 2015 to 186 million in 2021

For the longest time, most African parents have viewed video gaming as a waste of time and resources. As a result, African gamers mainly played on consoles and computers in gaming joints and cyber cafes.

However, in the last five years, the video game market has lucratively shifted as many Africans enjoy the games and even have gaming consoles on their computers at home. The Coronavirus pandemic kept many people locked indoors, and gaming became one of the most preferred activities to kill boredom during the lockdown.

The video game market has also localised the content to